A Chinese researcher says that he helped to create the first young ones that were genetically edited, couple born this month DNA says changing with a new powerful device capable of rewriting the original life project.
If you are true, It would be a big jump for science with a great influence on values.
A US scientist said he was involved in genetic editorial work in China, that is banned in the United States as changes in DNA may be folded to future generations and there is a danger that another gene will be damaged.
Many scientists think it's too dangerous to try, and some say that the Chinese report is the same as trying to get people.
The researcher, It is Jiankui in Shenzhen City, The He said he changed embryos for seven couples during a healing season, and so far he has been pregnant with a child. He said he did not have his goal to be & # 39; cure or prevent hereditary illness, but try to give rise to the fact that there are not many people in a natural way: Ability to resist future disease with HIV, the virus that causes AIDS.
He performed Jiankui during his laboratory interview in Shenzhen (AP / Mark Schiefelbein)
He noted that the parents involved were refused to be identified or interviewed, and does not reveal where they are living or where the work was done.
No one has confirmed anything He says independently, and was not published in a magazine, where other experts would be investigating. He named his work in Hong Kong on Monday to one of the international conference organizers on a genetic publication that begins on Tuesday, and before in a special interview with The Associated Press.
"I feel strong that not just do something for the first time, but also for setting the example", He told him AP. "Determination of what they will do next" in terms of licensing or a & # 39; prohibit this type of scientific progress. (Infobae – with information from AP)
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